Celebrating Pastel’s Finest

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If you’ve had a chance to read the April issue of The Pastel Journal
(get a copy of the issue here), you’ve seen the 100 exceptional paintings
that were selected from thousands of Pastel 100 entries as the very
best.

It’s a pleasure every year to devote an entire issue to
showcasing the incredible talent as well as the tremendous range of
output being produced in the medium. If the issue has inspired you to enter
your own pastel work into competition, I encourage you to check out the
guidelines for entering the 12th Annual Pastel 100 here. The deadline for entry is September 1, 2010.

Also, you’ll find that the opportunitites for juried art exhibitions
is extensive. Here’s just a couple with fast-approaching deadlines that you may want to look into:

• The 79th Annual Hudson Valley Art Assocation exhibition, held at the National ARts Club in New York City in July, is accepting entries until April 28, 2010. To enter, visit www.hvaaonline.org.

• The MidAmerica Pastel Society is accepting digital entries for their National Soft Pastel Exhibition until May 3, 2010. The show will take place August 26 through September 25 at the Irene B. French Art Gallery in Merriam, KS. For more information or to download a prospectus, visit www.midamericapastel.org.

• The Pastel Society of America’s 38th Annual Open Juried Exhibition
for Pastels Only. Exhibition dates are September 7 through October 2,
2010, in the main gallery of The National Arts Club in New York City’s
Gramercy Park. Deadline is May 28, 2010. For more information and a
prospectus, visit http://pastelsocietyofamerica.org.


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